Irish Stew (Kram, Richard)




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Rkram53 (2014/3/16)

Performers Notion 4 playing Garritan Sample Libraries
Publisher Info. Richard Kram
Misc. Notes Resulting sound file from the score posted playing the indicated Garritan sample library patches.
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Rkram53 (2014/3/16)

Publisher. Info. Richard Kram
Misc. Notes MIDI score. Only intended for Garritan library performance.
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Work Title Irish Stew
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Composer Kram, Richard
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRK 34
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2014
Average DurationAvg. Duration 1 Minute
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Orchestra

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A test piece written to determine the complexities and techniques required to combine all of the Garritan sample libraries in a large sounding orchestral score. Note that the score posted is not an orchestra score. It is only meant for MIDI performace specifically using the Garritan patches noted. More a record for how some of these sounds are achieved than a score at all.

I wrote a little derivative Irish Jig and used patches from all the libraries (a Garritan Irish Stew if you will) using: Garritan Harps, World Instruments (pennywhistle, bagpipes, Chinese cymbals), GPO (various strings, brass), IO (woodwinds, strings), Jazz (banjo, sop sax, piano, bass), Band (Percussion), and even threw in the Organ on a crumhorn stop to reinforce the bagpipes. Levels of these libraries are all over the place versus each other so a lot of adjusting is necessary (and I could do more), but some of them really help each other, like combining GPO strings with some IO strings that give it a little more presence. Didn’t have time to play it all into a sequencer so this is just a notation program playing (and I compressed things a bit that helps level out some of the libraries against each other).

Note: When playing, most of the voices were pre-processed with PSP Vintage Warmer - adding EQ and compression. This brightens up the sound and adds punch that you would not get by just playing the samples as is.